About Epilepsy Society

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About Epilepsy Society

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Sarah Reid and her family

Our vision is for a world where epilepsy is irrelevant and people with epilepsy lead the lives they want to lead.

We are the UK’s only charity transforming the lives of people with epilepsy through world-leading research, advocacy and care. We put people at the heart of everything that we do; and we hope to see the day when epilepsy is irrelevant.

An image of Greene House in the past and present

Our history

The National Society for the Employment of Epileptics (NSEE) was launched in 1892 by a group of London philanthropists and medical men. The aim of the Society was to establish a 'colony' for people with epilepsy who were capable of work but couldn't find employment due to their condition and the prevailing social attitudes of the time.

Our people

Read biographies for members of our board of trustees, president and vice president, and our senior management team including our CEO Clare Pelham (pictured above).

One of our researchers

Our work

We are the UK’s only charity transforming the lives of people with epilepsy through world-leading research, advocacy and care.

Our research is driven by the desire to understand what has caused the epilepsy in each individual person, to be able to identify the best therapy from the outset, and to make this expertise widely available.

Epilepsy Society facts

Doctors and scientists at Epilepsy Society are making a major contribution to the world's research into the causes, diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy, pioneering novel diagnostic techniques and making possible improvements in both surgical and medical treatment of the condition.

Privacy policy

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